March 26, 2020 / 10:19 AM / 8 days ago

UK navy shadows Russian warships after 'high levels of activity'

An undated image of British Royal Navy's HMS Mersey, which has been shadowing seven Russian ships alongside eight other Royal Navy vessels in UK waters, seen in this handout obtained March 26, 2020. Royal Navy/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s navy said on Thursday it had shadowed seven Russian warships after detecting high levels of activity by Russian vessels off its coastline.

“The Navy has completed a concentrated operation to shadow the Russian warships after unusually high levels of activity in the English Channel and North Sea,” the Royal Navy said.

Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Michael Holden

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